Wake Forest's Football Announcer Was A Mole For Opposing Teams. Yes, That's A Real Headline.
Part Of University Press Release- Tommy Elrod is an alumnus of Wake Forest and was a member of the football team from 1993-1997. He later was hired as a graduate assistant under Jim Grobe and held multiple positions for 11 seasons. He was not retained by Dave Clawson and joined the Wake Forest IMG Radio Network in 2014 as a football analyst covering Wake Forest football. Elrod has been terminated immediately from his position at IMG and will no longer broadcast Wake Forest football games. He has been banned from Wake Forest athletics and its facilities
This fucking story prompts so many who's, how's, what's, where's, and why's that acknowledging even half of them in this blog would have the most curious of two year olds yelling "JUST BECAUSE, ALRIGHT!?". That said, there is one interrogative I need answered and that is "when?" - as in when is last time you have heard of a real life mole, and reality television does not count as real life. I didn't even know things like this still took place, because I swear I thought that with the turn of the century came the death of the term "mole" and the exponential rise of a little thing we call insider trading.
More importantly, I don't think people are giving enough attention to how dangerous this Tom Elrod character is. Seriously, if he had one single homicidal fiber in his being then he could have very easily given Wake Forest a whole new meaning. I know that reads as a school shooting joke and that's because it kinda is, but there's also a hell of a lot of truth to it. This motherfucker was a Demon Deacon lifer. He went to school there. He played football there. He decided to explore any and all pre-and-post graduation career opportunities there. You mean to tell me there wasn't the potential for something a little more tragic than the exchange of some playbooks when this self loathing son of a bitch spent his entire adulthood getting behind Wake Forest solely so he wouldn't be a suspect when he stabbed them directly in the back?
This was an act of sabotage so elaborate and maniacal that even ACC basketball rivals are slack-jawed. You know you've really outdone yourself when Coach K. and Roy Williams would surely be standing arm-in-arm atop the moral high ground shaking their heads in disapproval. Honestly though, the type of person who puts that much time and effort into chopping the legs out from underneath their own ACC football program has some shit on their chest that can only be removed by hundreds and hundreds of billable hours spent laying on a leather couch. I need a thorough investigation into the hazing rituals that took place in the locker room when Tom Elrod was enrolled in school and the conversation that took place when he was sent from the practice field to the broadcast booth, because if the question is "who hurt him?" then there is one very clear and very concise answer - his alma mater.
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